How many chickens will my coop hold?

boykin2010

Songster
9 Years
Sep 26, 2010
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My coop is an 8 by 10. My run is 9 by 18. I have 5 roosting bars that are about 2.5 to 3 feet long and i have 5 nesting boxes. I was thinking this could fit at least 15 hens. How many would it fit in your opinion?
 

shadewolfo10

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 31, 2011
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Yep! 15 or 16 hens would fit well! They need a minimum of 10 sq ft per hen in the run! Unless you are free ranging them, and then you could fit about 20 I think!
 

giggleboxfarm

Songster
8 Years
Apr 29, 2011
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Central KY
I know nothing about chicken math.. nope.. we are building a new coop cause the original plan was 6 hens. Plenty of eggs right? ha! Then we accidently got up to 30, and then the cochin eggs hatched.. uhmmms, we are over 50 now and the thought pattern is.. if we do it like this.. we can easily add on another of the same size when our wallet is a little more flush..
 

boykin2010

Songster
9 Years
Sep 26, 2010
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South Georgia
Oh trust me i know about chicken math. I originally only wanted 2 or 3 hens. I made the mistake of building a coop big enough for about 10 hens so i got 10. This was in August of last year. Since them i hatched a batch of chicks and had no where to put them so i gave them away. This month im working on my new coop and run to double the flock. Now i have 2 duck eggs in the incubator and 6 chicken eggs. I got my whole family hooked and now we want to get some more chickens in the old coop to sell hatching eggs from.
CHICKEN MATH


Anyway thank you for your responses. That helped me a lot!
 

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